ERIC Number: ED483851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Using EPAS in School Improvement: Township High School. District 214's Experience. ACT Policy Brief.
Kulieke, Marilynn; Schaap, Timothy L.
American College Testing ACT Inc
This case study explains how Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, faced the challenge of implementing a comprehensive academic assessment system. For more than ten years, District 214's administration and faculty worked diligently to investigate methods, lay the foundation for a long-term assessment system, and integrate their own resources with the American College Testing's (ACT) Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS). They succeeded in developing an assessment process that markedly improved their students? academic achievement and prepared more of them for the transition to postsecondary education. District 214?s story offers insight and inspiration for other school districts facing similar challenges.
Descriptors: Educational Planning, College Entrance Examinations, Higher Education, College Preparation, Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Educational Improvement
Educational Services, 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1000; Web site: http://www.act.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.